By our baptism we are all called to participate in the mission of Christ on earth … won’t you join us?

Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


World Mission Sunday
(Propagation of the Faith)

Thank you for your generous response to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith on World Mission Sunday. Your generous help will reach the Church in Mongolia and local churches throughout the Missions, where the poor receive practical help and the experience of God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace.  For more information, please visit:



Daylight Saving Time
Ends November 2

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 2

Remember to turn your clocks back one hour.


St. Peter Academy
Halloween Spooktacular

Join us for a BOO-TASTIC time at the St Peter Academy annual Spooktacular which will be held Friday October 24 from 7:00-9:00 in the Academy gym.  All are welcome!

There will be a DJ, moonwalk, photo booth, and haunted stage as well as pumpkin picking and cookie, pumpkin decorating & pumpkin bowling.  There will be games and prizes too. Pizza and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Tickets are $12 per child and $5 per chaperone. Please note tickets will be $12.00 if purchased before 10-22 and $15.00 at the door.  Chaperone tickets are $5.00.

Flyers & order forms will be on the “Spooktacular” table in the gathering space. Forms and payment can be returned to the rectory or school office C/O Tara Banek, razzletb@yahoo.com


Communal Anointing
of the Sick

Mass of the Anointing of the Sick
Saturday, October 25 – 11:00 a.m.

On Saturday morning, October 25th, St. Peter the Apostle Parish will celebrate a communal Anointing of the Sick during Mass at 11:00 a.m.

We particularly invite you as a member of the St. Peter’s parish family to consider participating and receiving the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

This sacrament may be received more than once and is for any person who has become ill and is in danger of subsequent sickness. We especially encourage the elderly to be candidates, but anyone facing major surgery, a serious illness, or anyone who has been afflicted for a long time is invited to receive the sacrament.

Lunch will be served in the Parish Center immediately following the Mass.

Register online, or call us at 201- 261-3366.



M.O.M.S. Group
Halloween Party

Join the M.O.M.S. group for a Halloween party!!! Bring your little ones in their costumes for a fun morning of toddler games, crafts, and goodies!

We will meet in the Parish Center on Thursday, October 30th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. There is no fee to attend but feel free to bring a treat to share.

Please RSVP to Megan Tankard at megzrn61178@ gmail.com if you plan to attend!


Stamp Out

Have you seen the box with paper and envelopes in the Gathering Space? From October 25 through November 5th, JustFaith Ministries of St. Peter’s (in coordination with the First Friends organization) is collecting items for undocumented immigrants who are being detained in local jails and detention centers while their deportation cases are being reviewed. Because most detainees are without any means of being in touch with family and friends,  please consider donating the following items:

New blank 2-pocket folders
First Class Forever postal stamps
International postage stamps
New small and large envelopes
Lined paper and colored paper
Blank note cards that are new
Monetary donations to buy phone cards

We will also be collecting department store gift cards, which will be used to purchase undergarments for unaccompanied minors who have come into the U.S. (The gift cards can be purchased from St. Peter Academy’s gift card program in the Gathering Space.)

Look for the box in the Gathering Space, available through November 5th. Thank you for your donation!


St. Peter Academy
Scholastic Book Fair

All are invited to attend the St. Peter Academy Scholastic Book Fair Sunday through Thursday, November 2nd to November 6th. Hopefully this will provide time to do some early holiday shopping!

We are pleased to bring you this Book Fair because it gives you and your children the opportunity to purchase carefully selected, quality books and products at affordable prices. You’ll enjoy the excitement and atmosphere! Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Peter Academy school library.

At the Book Fair you can also help a SPA student’s classroom increase its library with the Classroom Wish List program. Simply select one or more Book Wish Donations Cards from the Wish List display. The titles are handpicked by each teacher as desired library selections for their classrooms. Take the card to the cashier. A volunteer will process your purchase, personalize the bookplate provided, and see that your book gets to the classroom of your choice!

As always, our Scholastic Book Fair promises to be a great event for literacy. Over 800 books were sold at last year’s fair. This translates into approximately 160,000 reading minutes generated by the fair. We urge you to attend, and look forward to seeing you there!


Journey Retreat

Open to all women who have attended Cornerstone
from 1996 – 2012


All Saints Day
Holy Day of Obligation

Holy Day of Obligation
All Saints Day
Saturday, November 1

Friday, October 31 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 1 – 9:00 AM

The Parish Office will be open.


Journey Through
the Gospel of Mark

On the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, the Church will enter into a new liturgical year. The seasons of the liturgical year helps us celebrate the life, death and resurrection – the Paschal Mystery – of Jesus.

In the upcoming year, we will hear the Gospel stories of Mark. If you would like to learn about Mark, we invite you to join us as we Journey Through the Gospel of Mark. We will meet on:

Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Parish Center
October 27th through November 24th
(the five weeks leading up to Advent)

Please bring a bible with you. If you do not have a bible, one will be provided for you. Contact Chris Black at: cblack@saint-peter.org or 201-261-3366 x206, if you have any questions.

Register Online:



CYO Basketball

Online registration for CYO Basketball starts September 29th and ends October 25th.

All players are encouraged to sign up before October 20th and receive the discounted registration fee. To participate in our CYO Basketball program, you must be a student at St. Peter Academy or attend our Parish Faith Formation Program.



All Souls Day
Mass of Remembrance

All Souls Day Mass of Remembrance Sunday, November 2 12:30 PM Mass

Our Catholic tradition is rich in its belief that our loved ones who have died are not removed from our care. By prayer we accompany them and assist them in their final journey to the Kingdom of God. On All Souls Day, we remember all those who have died.

On Sunday, November 2nd at the 12:30 PM Mass, the Mass will be celebrated to remember our deceased family and friends. In a candle-lighting ceremony, the names of all the deceased who have had funerals in the parish in the last year will be remembered. If you had a family member die in the last year who was not buried from St. Peter’s and you will be present for the Mass, please call the rectory at 201-261-3366 or email the name to CBlack@saint-peter.org. Your loved one’s name will be read and someone in your family will receive a candle in remembrance.

All Souls Remembrance

November is the Month of Remembrance and the Book of the Names of the Dead will be placed in the church near the Baptismal font We ask that you enter in this book the names of your loved ones who have died. All of the deceased will be prayed for at every mass throughout the month of November.


St. Peter Academy
3rd Annual 5K Turkey Trot

3rd Annual St. Peter Academy 5K Turkey Trot Saturday November 15th at 9:00 am Registration and flyers can be found online at tristatetiming.com
or in the church gathering space.

Family Promise

Family Shelter Ministry
Hosting Week Help Wanted

St. Peter’s, with assistance from our support congregations, will be hosting homeless families with children from Family Promise of Bergen County from November 2-9.  The schedule is below:

Sunday 11/2, Monday 11/3 – Temple Avodat Shalom
Tuesday 11/4, Wednesday, 11/5 – St. Joseph’s
Thursday, 11/6 – First Congregational Church
Friday 11/7, Saturday, 11/8 – St. Peter’s

We need help with the following tasks on 11/7 and 11/8:
Overnight hosts (2 adults each night, 8:30 pm – 6:30 am)
Food preparation (dinner delivered hot & ready to serve by 6 pm)
Food Servers (3 people each night 6 – 7:30 pm)
Evening hosts (2 adults each night 7 – 9 pm)
Family entertainment (games, crafts, etc) with the children (7:30-9 pm). Children from the parish are encouraged to come and play with our families.

Additionally, we need help with set up on Saturday, 11/1, 10-12 noon and breakdown on Sunday, 11/9 from 9:30 – 12 noon (approximately).

Sign up to help or donate items:






October / November GIFT
Pot Luck & Volunteer Sign-Up

October/November GIFT Gatherings
Saturday, October 25
Sunday October 26
Saturday November 1
Sunday, November 2

Confirmation Candidates Sign-Up:


Potluck Supper Sign-Up:



Pilgrim Statue
of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week
through December 28.


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On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

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